As we reported last week, Canadian singer Justin Bieber took to Instagram to vent his anger at the press attention he received while in the UK, and more specifically, the negative press attention…
The was of course sparked when he attempted to get into a fight with a photographer, and was late for his live concert at the O2 in London.
He was further angered by recently allegations that he’d been seen smoking weed, and that he’d tried to get underage drinkers into a nightclub, all of which Justin strenuously denied.
And while speaking to TMZ this week, Justin has expressed regret – without actually saying the word ‘sorry’ – for bringing Lindsay Lohan into his online rant, which he quickly deleted, but not quickly enough to stop the media getting hold of it.
He told the celeb gossip website, “My post was only up for a few minutes but I realised right away that what I said at the end was wrong and distracted from what I was trying to say.
“I immediately deleted it and rewrote it so it would show what I was really feeling and those words are up now.”
Here’s a reminder of what he had to say…
“Everyone in my team has been telling me, ‘keep the press happy’ but I’m tired of all the countless lies in the press right now.
“Saying I’m going to rehab and how my family is disappointed in me.
“My family is beyond proud, and…if Anyone believes i need rehab thats their own stupidity…
“19 and I’ve accomplished more than I could’ve ever dreamed of, i’m 19 and it must be scary to some people to think that this is just the beginning.
“I know my talent level and i know i got my head on straight. i know who i am and i know who i’m not…
“I honestly don’t care if you don’t believe in me because I believe in me, and look where that’s gotten me so far.
“don’t think I deserve all of this negative press I’ve worked my ass off to get where I am and my hard work doesn’t stop here.
“i’m growing up finding myself while having people watch me and criticise me everyday i think im doing pretty damn good.
“And to those comparing me to Lindsey Lohan look at her 2012 tax statements ;)”
What did you make of Justin’s rant?
For now, here’s a look at him in concert recently…